Friends of the New Bern-Craven County Public Library

New Bern, North Carolina

DECK THE STOCKINGS PROJECT
Our Friends provided stockings, books and stuffers to fill 190 Christmas stockings for children ages 3 to 9 who are being served by the Salvation Army's Angel Tree Program.  Friends members Joanne Straight, Judy Hills, Lisa Keesen, Ann Niethamer, Janice Jordan and Carlene Mount along with Lisa's daughter Alexxis Whitfield, Judy's husband Alan, and New Bern Library Trustee Carol Becton met at the Salvation Army's Friendshp Hall to stuff the stockings on December 9th.  In a record hour and a half they had finished the task.  We hope the children enjoy the stockings as much as we enjoyed filling them.  Thanks goes to our members, the Friends of the Havelock Library, the New Bern-Craven County Public Library (contributed some books) and community members who contributed cash and stuffers. And a special shout out to member Maureen Post who collected toothbrushes and toothpaste donated by local dentists.  Our community beats with a generous heart!  
 
                  STORYWALKS AVAILABLE FOR USE IN                   CRAVEN & PAMLICO COUNTIES
Our Friends are the coordinators for StoryWalks which can be used by Friends, libraries, nonprofits, churches, schools, and community event organizers in Craven and Pamlico Counties.  Funded jointly by the Harold H. Bate Foundation and the Friends of the New Bern-Craven County Public Library, we have five StoryWalk titles available for use:  Giraffes Can’t Dance, Grumpy Monkey, True Story of the Three Little Pigs, Big Pumpkin and Bear Stays Up for Christmas. We have two more titles in production.  Those wishing to use a StoryWalk should contact coordinator Judy Hills via email or call/text 252.670.1913



DONATIONS ACCEPTED AT
STORAGE UNIT


Because the library has been closed, they are not accepting donations for our Friends.  We need books to stock the Little Free Libraries and for our next Big Book Sale.  A decision has been made to accept donations at the our storage unit on a limited basis.. Please help us spread the word.

River Mills Professional Storage
2723 Neuse Blvd, New Bern
Times to drop off at office:
Tue-Thu 8 AM to 4 PM
Phone:  252.772.9663

If you have a large number of books to donate and these days/times are not convenient, call or text Judy Hills at 252.670.1913 and arrange a mutually convenient time to drop off books at the storage unit.  

REMINDER:  WE ARE UNABLE TO ACCEPT ENCYCLOPEDIAS, MAGAZINES, TEXTBOOKS, OR BOOKS IN POOR CONDITION,  BOOKS WITH OUT-OF-DATE MATERIAL (e.g., a 10-year-old book on travel or old fiction) ARE NOT LIKELY TO SELL. OUR VOLUNTEERS DISLIKE HAULING BOOKS TO THE LANDFILL, SO PLEASE DO US A FAVOR AND CULL YOUR DONATIONS!

CHILDREN'S BOOKS NEEDED FOR LFLs

We stock four Little Free Libraries at parks.  Children's books (for ages 0-8) fly off the shelves.  We are constantly running out of them.  
PLEASE DONATE CHILDREN'S BOOKS IF YOU CAN! THANKS!!!


NOTICE:  On 9 December 2020, the Friends Board made the decision to hold our next Big Book Sale in October 2021, due to COVID-19.  If something changes, we hope we can move this date up.  We hope to see you then! As soon as we know a date and place, we will post it here.  Thanks for your understanding and please donate your excess books.